Rotting Apples And Oranges Threaten U.S. Fruit Industry
Freezing temperatures in Florida are threatening orange crops while apples from Washington state are left to rot as dock workers are on strike.By Jasmine Bailey | February 20, 2015
Fresh oranges from the Sunshine State could be hard to come by as record-breaking frigid temperatures are threatening harvests.
"All it takes is one cold snap to hurt the crops for years to come. We had a freeze back in 2010, and in one month we lost 7.5 million cases of oranges. ... It's an $11 billion industry," WTVT reports.
And winter's grasp doesn't seem to be letting up, as there are freeze warnings and wind chill advisories throughout the state.